Friday, May 22, 2009


Here is a short update on my WIPs.

First, Lilas is going well. There remains a sleeve to be knit, plus finishing. Before I start knitting the second sleeve, I decided to verify if it fits. It does. I'm relieved! I spent quite some time to assemble it. Sewing is definitely not my favorite part of knitting. I should consider knitting more things that require minimal sewing. Still, here is how it looks like (the part that is finished). Note that the part that goes under the arm looks quite good due to the fact that it melts with the cables. I've had a little more trouble with that part in the back...

Then, I have knit a bit of Thermal with my new Harmony needles! I like them. I have not experimented with many needles in the past, but here are a few comments. They are definitely pretty and they don't make as much noise as metal needles. At first, I thought that the colors of the needles would make it more difficult to knit due to the fact that there is less contrast with the yarn color than with gray needles. It hasn't been a problem however. The cables are very well integrated with the needles. I would not know that they are interchangeable from the feel of it. All in all, I'm very happy with them. I look forward to see how they will age.

And yes - if you wonder - I do enjoy knitting Thermal again! The color has something to do with it I think...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A very French "déjà vu"...

It's been a long time since I purchased some yarn. I got it last night! And even though it is not a new yarn to me and the pattern I will be knitting with it is not new either, don't ask me where all the excitement is coming from!

Here is Gloss in Woodland Sage for my Thermal II ;-) Did I say "déjà vu"?

I also bought KnitPicks Harmony Wood circulars needles in 3 sizes and a 24" cable. I will be trying them tonight! From what I heard, I will love them! Also a row counter (no more pieces of paper on the coffee table) and a tape measure (much easier to carry everywhere)! It will be fun!

Hope you are all having a great week so far!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tough week?

I don't know what's with me... The whole week, I've been thinking about knitting another Thermal. In a lighter color. Maybe teal...

The thing is, the one I have is too tight. I would want one that is more comfortable. I'm thinking knitting one size larger with bigger needles... With long sleeves and a longer body.

Well, goodbye, I'm off to KnitPicks web site... I'm crazy... Help...

Have a great weekend!